Science can be wonderful. To watch it happen is amazing.
14 Comments on "A 40 Year Old Deaf Woman Hears For The First Time"
+1 Rosa.. totally agree with everything you said. I also have degenerative hearing loss, with a profile that most hearing aids or audiologists don't know how to make better. Also, I don't like how they make these types of videos infer that it's like 'turning on a switch' when, as you rightly say, there are months of learning required post-implant before you get to this 'revelatory' point.
OMG… crying my eyes out… SO happy for her…
Rosa, i dont think all deafness is the same at all. And i know the cochlear implant is not for everyone.
@violet, that is wonderful! Congratulations! It is so moving to see this young woman.
Unfortunately, there's a substantial movement among militant deaf people that cochlear implants are evil. That deafness is a "gift"!My guess is that within 25 years, deafness will be a thing of the past in advanced countries & blindness will be cured to some extent not long after that.
Wow…this is absolutely amazing. It brought tears to my eyes.
Violet…I'm so happy for you too.
The things we all take for granted…
I am so happy for her…as I sit here and cry watching it.
Thanks @leek and @loopy. Mine's a progressive deafness so for most of my life until early 30s my hearing was fine. Nothing like this woman has gone through. I wouldn't even pretend. But yes, thankful to modern tech and the NHS that I can pretty much function 'normally' with my aids.
Violet, that is so wonderful for you! Yay!
@Violet What a beautiful clip. Violet, I'm so happy that we live in this time where there is technology that can make your world easier.
I saw this last week, it's really moving. I'm partially deaf and when I got my hearing aids the difference was amazing. I couldn't even begin to imagine what it was like for this woman.